From now until February 4, 2013, consumers can enter the 7th Annual Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-Off for a chance to win the $25,000 Grand Prize, which includes Maytag appliances, cash, an expense paid trip and a crystal trophy. This year, the contest will be held at the Manischewitz Manufacturing Plant and Headquarters in Newark, N.J., giving contestants and guests a peek inside their state-of the-art production facilities. The Cook-Off encourages at-home chefs to experiment with kosher products while preparing delicious recipes that could be a new family favorite, or one that has been shared for generations.
The entry deadline is Monday, February 4, 2013. To enter, log onto the website, www.manischewitz.com, and click on the Cook-Off Banner to submit your recipe. The recipe must adhere to Kosher guidelines, be prepared in under an hour, have no more than nine ingredients which must include one of the Manischewitz All-Natural broth flavors-new Turkey, Chicken, Reduced Sodium Chicken, Beef and Vegetable, plus one additional Manischewitz product.
“As the leader in the finest kosher foods, we are delighted to invite people to prepare family recipes using their favorite Manischewitz products,” says Paul Bensabat, Co-CEO of The Manischewitz Company. “We are equally as thrilled to host the 7th Annual Manischewitz Cook-Off at our own headquarters and production facilities for the first time, to offer our guests a sneak peak at where it all begins,” adds Alain Bankier, Co-CEO of The Manischewitz Company.
Four finalists will be chosen by the judging panel and five semi-finalists will be posted on www.manischewitz.com from February 21 through February 28, allowing consumers to vote online to select the fifth finalist.
All five finalists will win an all-expense paid trip to compete live on March 212013 at the 0 Manufacturing Plant and Headquarters in Newark, N.J. in front of a live panel of judges consisting of food media and other culinary experts. The grand prize package includes Maytag appliances, cash, expense paid trip and a beautiful crystal trophy.
“Delivering dependability to our customers each and every day is something both The Manischewitz Company and Maytag have been committed to for more than a century,” said Monica Teague, Senior Manager PR and Brand Experience, Maytag. “With this common goal in mind, we are excited to bring the brands back together again this year for the Cook-off.”
Additionally, the cook-off raises awareness regarding Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), a national month of recognition of the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture. The Manischewitz Company is the founding sponsor of JAHM, and works with the JAHM steering committee to drive awareness of events and programs.